CAB annual conference inspires beef marketers   I’m not all that fancy. I grew up wearing second-hand clothes and riding in farm trucks. My siblings and I thought the Super 8 was an upscale motel because they had a pool. Still...
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesrtaylor/2019/04/03/do-happier-cows-make-for-happier-consumers/#820f5e2100cc The BlissBrush in Action COWBRUSH.COM I recently came across a fascinating product aimed at dairy farmers. Check out the video below, which shows a cow enjoying the product, called the BlissBrush, which is designed to help dairy cows reduce stress, enjoy...
Published on Mar 29, 2019 Some highlights from this week's Weekly Livestock Market Update: •This week in the markets - Cash fed cattle were down more than $3.50 this week and cash feeder cattle sales were steady to $1 lower. The...
Our job as faculty and extension specialists is to assist producers in their chosen industry. Some ways we can assist them are by improving animal health, decreasing costs, increasing productivity, and helping them stay sustainable in an ever-changing global...
As spring nears, a young student’s thoughts turn to classic rites of passage: spring break; convocation; projects on retained heterozygosity. Though that last one may not be for everybody, it was front and centre for 30 third-year veterinary medicine...
Nutrients from agriculture can be lost to the atmosphere as gaseous emissions such as ammonia, nitrous oxide, nitric oxide and dinitrogen.  Other forms of nutrients, such as nitrates, may also be lost by leaching down into soils and possibly...
Published on Feb 1, 2019 A special edition of the Weekly Livestock Market Update was taped during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans. Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner spoke with Don Close from Rabo AgriFinance about what happened this week in...
You don’t have to tell people who make their living from the land that treating it poorly is just bad business. Ranchers have been leading conservation efforts for generations. Yet, you’d have to have had your head in the...
Animal welfare issues have been discussed and reviewed in the past. Lately, transportation of livestock has come under scrutiny. This article will offer a veterinarian’s perspective and provide ways to improve transport decision-making for your operation. Transportation is mainly about...
Canada’s beef cattle spend most of their lives on open pasture, but for the last few months of their lives, most move to a feedlot for finishing. At the feedlot a great deal of care, attention and science goes...
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